Twenty years ago, someone who mentioned going to a spa conjured up images of ritzy, high-priced places like Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires or an exotic resort in the Sunbelt. Today however, going to a spa often means visiting a place right around the corner, something akin to Indulgence Day Spa in Lexington center.
“What once were hair salons, skin-care salons, nail salons, are now calling themselves spas, offering these and other services” under one roof, Leavy said.
And with “individuals living longer and staying in business longer, preserving one’s looks is a big motivator for using a local spa,” Leavy said.
Before becoming a small-business owner, Carey managed a hair, skin, and nail salon in Waltham. Many customers request basic manicures and pedicures Carey said, emphasizing, though, that available services are wide-ranging, including a “sunless tanning treatment” a seaweed- and mineral-based facial, a European-style body wrap,and the “Ultimate Indulgence” a Swedish massage, facial, manicure and pedicure, and a light lunch. New services being contemplated are “trendy” laser hair-removal procedures and eyelash extensions.
“Men are apprehensive about coming into a spa catering to women primarily.
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